“世界上最好的海关和贸易律师之一。”
《钱伯斯》2012年

概述

Paulette Vander Schueren是孖士打(Mayer Brown)布鲁塞尔办事处政府关系、公法和国际贸易团队负责人。她的执业领域侧重于与国际贸易、世界贸易组织有关的事项,包括争议解决、国际贸易合规、国际贸易谈判、国际海关和欧盟条例。

Paulette一直被公认为世界顶级贸易和海关律师之一。《钱伯斯环球》十多年来一直将她评为国际贸易/世贸组织工作的顶级律师,称她是贸易和海关领域的“真正中坚力量”。2012年《钱伯斯环球》称“Paulette Vander Schueren在该领域的丰富经验出类拔萃”,并称她为“世界上最好的海关和贸易律师之一”;2015年《钱伯斯环球》称客户十分看重Paulette,说“她是一位超级高手,在该领域拥有广泛的专业知识”。《国际商业律师名人录——贸易和海关领域》将她排入全球前十;2010年《最佳律师》认为她是世界前25名最杰出的国际贸易律师之一。

她在欧盟机构和欧盟以外的贸易救济案件中代理客户,并向客户就各类事宜提供咨询意见,包括反倾销、补贴、保障措施,在欧盟内还包括贸易壁垒监管事宜。她就贸易救济法的实施和解释向外国政府提供咨询意见,并就欧盟缔结的国际和双边协议向私人和政府客户提供咨询意见。

Paulette代表客户进行关税分类,涉及欧盟和欧盟成员国主管部门以及世界海关组织(WCO)和欧盟以外的主管部门。她面对欧盟、欧盟成员国和第三国主管部门代表客户处理涉及欧盟和世贸组织/世界海关组织规定的海关估值事宜。她就经济关税制度提供咨询意见,涉及进口加工和海关控制下的加工或暂缓关税和关税配额等制度。她就欧盟和国际原产地规则以及原产地标签和欧盟普惠制向客户提供咨询意见。

Paulette向私营公司就欧盟和国际出口管制和经济制裁规定的解释以及欧盟成员国对这些规定的执行提供法律服务,涉及临时问题和合规文件的起草。她还就欧盟反抵制规定的影响提供咨询意见。在这些问题上,Paulette和她在布鲁塞尔的同事与美国的专家同事密切合作。

Paulette的欧盟监管经验涵盖欧盟的协调立法及其在欧盟成员国的实施,包括影响商品销售的技术法规和标准、安全法规和规定(例如促销保证金),以及消费税、增值税和环境条款。随着《里斯本条约》在欧盟生效,Paulette还就欧盟机构事务和权力平衡向客户提供咨询意见。

Paulette经常参与国际贸易争议解决,并曾在欧洲委员会和欧洲法院出庭。

在2005年加入孖士打之前,Paulette是另一家知名律所的国际贸易团队联席负责人。自1981年以来,她一直在该领域执业。

语言能力

  • 荷兰语
  • 英语
  • 法语
  • 德语

执业经验

  • Assistance to various stakeholders in several tens of  EU trade defense investigations as well as investigations outside the EU.
  • Daily assistance to multinational clients on supply chain issues including tariff classification, customs valuation, rules of origin, duty suspensions or other economic regimes extending well beyond the EU including advice on and representation in litigation.
  • Participation and determination of arguments and strategy on the creation of new tariff headings at the level of the EU but also at the level of the World Customs Organisation.
  • Advice on the drafting of supply chain agreements (e.g., manufacturing agreements, licensing agreements, agency agreements) from the point of view of WTO provisions, WCO interpretation, EU law and interpretation as well as in other countries.
  • Advice on UN and EU sanctions and export control provisions and their interpretation including by EU Member State as well as advice in litigation in this regard.
  • Representation of WTO Members in WTO dispute settlement including on trade defense but also in relation to GATT provisions.
  • Advice on market access issues under WTO agreements and other trade agreements including strategy towards increased market access.
  • Successfully acting before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in challenges to regulations imposing anti-dumping measures.

教育背景

欧洲学院, 欧洲高等教育证书,法学硕士

天主教鲁汶大学, 法律许可,JD

Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Aloysius, Kandidatuur in de Rechten,JD预科

执业资格

  • 布鲁塞尔律师公会(Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten te Brussel)

会员资格

  • IBA (International Bar Association) Trade Section
  • EU Committee (American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Listed on the roster of panelists for the WTO and Energy Charter dispute settlement
  • Association of the former students of the College of Europe
  • Ranked Band 1, Chambers Global, International Trade/WTO (Europe-wide)
  • Ranked Band 1, Chambers Europe, International Trade/WTO
  • Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 EMEA – Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping (Belgium)
  • Global Elite Thought Leader, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers - Trade & Customs